Blackened Whiskey Review [In Depth]
Blackened Whiskey Details
Distillery: Blackened (sourced from unknown US sources)
Type & Region: Whiskey, USA
Composition: At least 4 years old (blend of straight bourbon and rye)
Color: 1.1/2.0 on the color scale (burnished)
From the company website:
The super-premium whiskey collaboration from Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and Metallica. A blend of hand-selected, well-aged North American bourbon & rye whiskeys, uniquely finished in black brandy casks and the earth-shattering music of Metallica.
Using our proprietary BLACK NOISE™ finishing process, each batch of whiskey is blasted with its very own Metallica playlist, curated by the band themselves. The low-frequency sound waves force the whiskey to penetrate deeper into the barrel, extracting more caramel, honey and vanilla flavors from the wood. The result is a magnificently balanced whiskey, robust in flavor and ideal for sipping neat, on the rocks, or in a classic whiskey cocktail.
blackened whiskey overview
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blackened whiskey smell
blackened whiskey whiskey taste and aftertaste
Blackened Whiskey Rating
For better or worse, there just aren’t many options for finished American whiskeys around $40, which adds another layer of uniqueness to make it worth buying. Off the top of my head, for bourbon there’s Jim Beam Double Oak ($25), Maker’s 46 ($35-45), Bowman Small Batch Port Finish ($40-50), Ammunition Bourbon, and Angel’s Envy ($40-50). For rye, all I can think of is Sagamore Spirit Double Oak ($50-60) and the various Starlight Huber finished whiskeys.
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